Describe the company – the elevator pitch …
Parkpnp allows motorists to find, book & pay for the cheapest parking space near them. Parkpnp’s online marketplace allows home-owners, businesses, hotels and car parks to rent their under-used spaces to our community of drivers looking for parking. Resulting in much appreciated extra income for the space-owners and massive savings of time and money for drivers.
How are you different?
Parkpnp works with all space owners, we have unique value offerings for anyone looking to maximise their earnings from their under-used spaces. For small scale space-owners like households we provide an invaluable route to market, while for larger scale commercial operators, we not only provide a market place, we also provide the technology to solve many of the problems they face on a regular basis such as cash leakage, pricing and traffic management.
— Parkpnp (@parkpnphq) June 19, 2017
Why will the company / product do well?
Parking can be an absolute nightmare. We all have horror stories of having to drive around aimlessly looking for parking, only to end up miles away from where we want to go, and paying a premium for the privilege.
Where are you based?
Parkpnp has a global team based in the heart of Dublin city centre. Ireland is Parkpnp’s primary market, although they are preparing to launch into mainland Europe over the coming months.
— Parkpnp (@parkpnphq) June 30, 2017
When was the company launched?
Parkpnp started in 2016 and have recently launched their marketplace offering which is available on iOS, Android or register online.
What have been your biggest wins to date?
Parkpnp secured seed investment €500,000 from Sean Melly’s venture capital firm Powerscourt Capital and Enterprise Ireland. This has allowed Parkpnp grow into Ireland’s number one destination for parking seekers with 1,000s of spaces available for motorists to book.
A major step forward for Parkpnp was the installation of the first cash-free parking system in Ireland in Crowne Plaza Hotel Dublin Airport. The system allows drivers to enter, pay and exit carparks all through their phone, signalling an end to the era of lost tickets and loose change.
What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?
Our marketplace is two-fold. We have thousands of space-owners who are looking to make extra money from empty space. While drivers all across Dublin are flocking to Parkpnp to find the best value and most convenient parking spaces near them.
Tell us about your team?
Parkpnp was co-founded by Garret Flower and Daniel Paul. Flower successfully founded Krust Bakery, a wholesale, distribution and retail company based on George’s street employing 15, before turning his attention to the parking problem. While Paul a self-taught coder set-up his first business StudyNotes.ie at 16 years of age, now 23 he is one of Ireland’s most respected programmers.
Flower & Paul are supported by an experienced team including parking veteran Donal O’Hagan who has spent 25 years in the parking industry and CMO Daithi De Buitleir coming from Thinkhouse Media.
What are your long term plans for your product / company?
Parkpnp believe that by using space smartly they can ensure cities have extra space for all the amenities they need to thrive. Parkpnp are committed to building smart cities all over the world who use space in a way which allows for vibrant, healthy and sustainable urban communities.
How do people get in touch with you?
Getting started is really easy, all you have to do is download our app, it’s available for iOS, Android or register online. If people have any other questions just send us a message at Parkpnp.com.